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of chicago. this year, now president obama addressed the same issue at his second inauguration. >> obama: our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. >> jennifer: sadly our children are not safe from harm. in fact, a 15-year-old girl who performed at that inauguration was killed yesterday by a shooter in chicago. she was shot in the back as she huddled under a canopy in a park seeking protection from a rain storm. she was only a mile from the president's home on chicago's south side. unbelievable. and from the streets of chicago to the halls of congress the debate continued today as wayne lapierre testified in senate hearings on gun violence. a question to wayne lapierre, dick durbin pointed directly to chuck's gun store. >> purchasers buy the guns there and they end up in the hands of criminals in chicago. we have to put an end to this. mr. lapierre some of your colleagues tell me senator you don't get t
on women, peace, and security. >> i do. and i actually was reading it last night. president obama issued that and i think it's really important. with respect to afghanistan, we have made it clear, the administration has made it clear, and i will support that when i become secretary of state, and that is commitment -- that is the commitment if there is a negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. they have to give up the commitment -- commit to nonviolence, but most importantly with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> i have two more questions. you have been a supporter of see call before, the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. i know it's a tough issue here. i don't think it should be, but it is. i just want to make sure you continue to support the radfication, then i have one quick question on the subject. >> the answer is yes. let me just say on that i look forward to meeting wit
it matters. so jimmy, president obama taking this issue of immigration on the road today. he did so, though, back in 2011 without a lot of success. but today, dan pfeiffer is tweeting out that the president will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement, saying it's consistent with his long-held view. but jimmy, this bill is not a sure thing in the senate, let alone the house. so explain why there is con flicking uniformity on this. >> well, listen. i think it's great that the six senator who is got up on the podium yesterday and said that they have a framework for an agreement for a framework to get immigration done, is great. the problem is this. the problem is -- and that's a great first step, but you've got to put it down on paper. and once you start putting things down on paper, you actually start writing legislation. and then you ask members to start voting on this legislation, and that's when it gets remarkably murkier in the building behind me. think about it in 2007. you know, you had 22 republicans that are currently sitting in the united states senate today who voted against bush's
on women, peace, and security. >> i did. i read last night that president obama issued to that. i think it is important. with respect to afghanistan, the administration has made it clear -- the commitment that if there is in negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. it is a tough issue. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification. >> the answer is yes. i look forward to meeting with the committee probably so we can talk about treaties and america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservation that we could agree on that would resolve some of the underlying current of this agreement. we should move forward on that. last question is about the keystone xl pipeline. how would you ensure any decision takes into consideration the potential impact on wate
. i read last night that president obama issued to that. i think it is important. with respect to afghanistan, the administration has made it clear -- the commitment that if there is in negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. it is a tough issue. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification. >> the answer is yes. i look forward to meeting with the committee probably so we can talk about treaties and america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservation that we could agree on that would resolve some of the underlying current of this agreement. we should move forward on that. last question is about the keystone xl pipeline. how would you ensure any decision takes into consideration the potential impact on water and air quality and mitigate
the bipartisan plan. president obama is flying to nevada to push the issue there. there was a flash of the old straight talking john mccain today when he was asked why republicans are suddenly ready to compromise so much on immigration. >> one, as i have stated before elections, elections, the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens. but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> today's developments left one right-wing republican observer completely dumbfounded. >> if the democrats think their position on immigration, let's use that for example, is the right one, and if the democrats' position is what is getting all that support from hispanic voters, what i don't understand is why would the democrats want to give up some of those voters to the republicans? can somebody help me out here. >> i don't know, rush, sounds like you're beyond help, but i'll give it a try. what you are seeing is not a compromise on immigration. you are seeing republicans surrender
in slow jam the news. >> the obama administration finds itself locking horns with republicans over the issue of raising the debt ceiling, the amount of money the nation is legally allowed to borrow. ♪ oh, yeah, when it comes to raising the debt ceiling ♪ ♪ the president is having a hard time getting enough ♪ ♪ seems the gop ain't rubbing him the right way ♪ ♪ especially with the country's $16.4 trillion in debt. ♪ ♪ we're still in debt, but it's all right ♪ ♪ the united states really couldn't get any broker ♪ ♪ got to liquidate its assets just like al roker ♪ >> sometimes you feel bad for brian. last week, many criticized the military's decision to allow women to fight in combat roles. jon stewart explains the logic. >> there are certain facts ability upper body streng. 6'4", 240 pound marine and you are injured and you need the marine next to you to carry you back to safety and she weighs 115 pounds. it's irrelevant. we can't have women in combat because they are tiny. they are too delicate. they are little. they are wee little hands. they can barely --
% of the hispanic vote to president obama, and literally after that, they started to talk about compromise on immigration. >> we have to get rid of the immigration issue altogether, it is simple for me to fix it. i think you control the border first, create a pathway for the people here, you don't say you have to go home. and that is a position that i have evolved on. because you know what? it has got to be resolved. >> and so today, immigration became the first order of business in the new congress for some republicans. >> first step in what will continue to be difficult, but achievable. and i don't think i have to remind anyone the last major attempt was over six years ago. now we will again attempt to commit the remaining resources needed to secure the border. modernize and streamline our current immigration system, and create a tough but fair path to citizenship for those here illegally. >> senator john mccain and three other republican senators, marco rubio, lindsey graham and jeff flake are now joining four democrats on a bipartisan plan to overhaul immigration laws that will estimat
peter the purity. >> i do and i was reading last night president obama issued that anything is really important that with respect to afghanistan with made it clear, the administration has made it clear and that is the commitment that if there is a negotiation with the tyler green, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. they have to commit to nonviolence, the most with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within our society. >> tumor questions. you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. i know it's a tough issue here. i don't get should be, but it is. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification and i have one quick question on another subject. >> the answer is yes i look forward to meeting with the committee privately some time how we can talk about treaties in america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservations we could agree on that could resolve some of the underlying curren
. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug -- 100% of the time against drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the inno
it to that, they have leverage. >> bret: a.b.? >> tucker right, we don't for sure is president obama wants a bill which ultimately will be a compromisement but he is not running for re-election and the fact that congressional democrats who have been active on this issue for years, members of the congressial hispanic congress asked him not to come out in an aggressive way and try to best the senate bipartisan group with his own bill. that's why he said today if they don't do it i will have one but he talked about his principles. that is a sipe he wants a legacy and he wants a bill. now, republicans at the same time because there is such a lack of trust are trying to win the hearts and minds of their own conservative base, by saying this isn't amnesty. we are not going to give the president a win and we don't trust him either. but they want a bill as well. i'll assume both sides want a bill because they need a bill. we can be cynical about it later. but it is in president obama's interest for a legacy and the republican party interest for winning a coalition that gives them the white house a
issue was obama, was the increase in spending, was essentially the expansion of government. or to put it a more abstract and grand way, the relationship between citizen and state which obviously was tilting towards state. so -- and there when the question is put in that way, the country shows itself to be a center-right country. had republicans been able to duplicate those conditions, that framework in 2012, they would have won. but it isn't the same election. 2010 was almost a purely ideological election, perhaps the most ideological since 1980. then you get to 2010 when you have a personality involved, and you have a figure who represents one side. romney is a good man. i like him. i think he's an honorable man. and i think he actually would have made an excellent president but he was a bad candidate, particularly in an election that could have been won had it been an election about ideas and philosophy. i think it would have been easily won had it been about ideas and philosophy. but number one, he wasn't the man, the best man on our side to make that case. and secondly, he decided
up for a research project on long-term football health risks. this past weekend president obama weighed in on the issue, quote, i'm a big football fan, but if i had a son, i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. i think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact it's going to change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. harvard researchers say on average the life span of a football player is 20 years shorter than that of the average american man. nfl players and families have 5500 concussion-related lawsuits pending in the league. one, the family of junior seau. seau was diagnosed with cte, a degenerative brain disease. two other football legends committed suicide last year, david duerson shot himself in the chest, leaving a note requesting his brain be used for research and described his condition saying, his brain was falling off. his wife said he couldn't remember things from five minutes ago. joining the panel now is democratic congressman bill pascrell of new jersey and from boston, co-director of the center
for president. you want boating up and down on a figure. you were voting on issues and the dominant issue was obama and as a scare, the stimulus committee increase in spending, the expansion of the government. or to put it in a more abstract and grand was the difference between federal and state which was tilting more toward state. when the question is put that way, the country shows itself to be center-right country. had republicans been able to duplicate those conditions, that framework in 2012, they would have won. but it is not the same election. 2010 is almost purely ideological election. perhaps the most ideological since 1980. then you get to 2010, when you have a personality involved and you have a figure represents one side. romney is a good man. i like him. i think he is an honorable man, and i think he would have made an excellent president. but he was a bad candidate particularly in an election that could have been one had been an election about ideas and philosophy. i think it would have been easily won had been about ideas and philosophy. but he was not the math -- he was no
upon the secretary of state me and the obama and to finally issue the approval and grant the permitting process so that the keystone pipeline can move forward in our country can have a better opportunity for jobs. the american people can have a better chance for employment in our country can reduce reliance on oil from places that are so insecure. i hope this is a turning point. nebraska has cheated the opportunity for the keystone pipeline now to be approved. thank you. >> a couple questions. [inaudible] >> well, senator hagel has been at his hearing at. i think it is too early to predict conditions under which his nominations will be considered. he has visited a number of us. we've had a chance to discuss his positions privately and i were looking forward to taking a publicly and we'll see how it's going to be processed on the senate floor when it comes out of committee. [inaudible] >> on that issue, am unclear as to whether the majority leader wants to bring a gun measure to the floor. it will be to hand to determine whether receipt that issue on the floor, the judiciary committee to
and in socially fair and economically efficient matter on pending budget issues. i look forward to the election and providing president obama the support he deserves in carrying out the mandate he received in november. part of the reason is because of the fiscal issues we are facing with sequestration and toxic fiscal issues. >> and some of the push. >> sorry there a reason he wanted that? >> i can't read into barney frank's mind, but certainly the people who supported him felt strongly about that. the push back you are hearing today including from people within the base is he chose somebody who is rewarded a long time loyal staffer and not pick somebody who in a short period can hit ground running and understands the legislative process and the barney frank camp felt he can get in there and be a player. >> let's look at the timeline for the special election and we can't forget the scott brown factor. what can you update us on with that? >> i lot of reports on what scott brown will report. they will hear something early next week and is it is it t still seems like he is going to run. you keep h
situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it harder to hire illegal immigrants in the workplace and make it harder for illegals to get jobs here. secondly, it would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers who are already
. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, he is what nra has done historically. we do more of which we put more money in. reese support of enforcing the laws on the books 100% of the time. that works. we have supported prison bill and spirit we have states like california where, more than any other state in the country, they send more inmates back in the street and more inmates back in jail for new crimes against their citizens than any other kind -- stayed in the nation. -- states in the nation. -- state in the nation. nra has always supported what worked. -- works. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing. the 911 calls are horrible. at the scene of the crime, it is the criminal and the victim. victims all over the country want to be able to protect themselves. this whole debate almost puts it in two different categories. if you are i
gigot. that was president obama in his inaugural address monday, promising to make global warming a top priority in a second term, it's an issue that is sure to bring some fierce policy showdowns, the first of which may come under the keystone xl pipeline since 2008. and a revised route through nebraska this week, the final hurdle to the project at the state level and 53 senators, including 9 democrats sent a letter to the white house on wednesday urging president obama to expedite its approval. and joining the panel this week, wall street journal assistant page editor, james freeman and senior economics writer steve moore and washington columnist kim strassel. kim, where did that come from? i don't remember the climate change being something that the president talked a lot about in the campaign if at all. >> surprise. >> paul: and he didn't wait for the state of the union, it's in the inaugural address. so, what's going on here politically? >> well, i think some of us did think it was coming. remember, this was a high priority of his back in 2008 when he campaigned. but they got beat u
administration's head cheerleader is now taking issue with the questions asked of president obama and secretary clinton? >> i mean, didn't you expect one series of tough questions? >> especially so in the case of "60 minutes." >> i mean, it really was something you would expect from the state-run media. it was that kind of level of propaganda. >> i got to tell you, i was waiting for it in anticipation. and here is what i got. i got a softball. i got a whiffle ball, a nerf ball, an air ball. >> it's like a soft boiled egg. >> kroft challenged the president and secretary of state on the administration's brand of foreign policy. >> the biggest criticism of this team and the u.s. foreign policy from your political opposition has been what they say, an abdication of the united states on the world stage. >> somalia or gadhafi probably doesn't agree with that assessment, for he wasn't around he probably would not agree with that assessment. obviously we helped put together and lay the groundwork for liberating libya. when it comes to egypt, i think had it not been for the leadership we showed, you mig
unexpectedly tough talk by president obama last week on the issue of climate change. i want to start by showing our viewers what exactly the president had to say. >> we will respond to climate change knowing that the failure to do so would fail our children and future generations. some may deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot seed to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industry, we must climbs it's promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure. a forrest in water ways, our crop land and snow cappedpeeks. that is how we will preserve our planet, command it to our god. that is what will lend meaning to the creed of fathers once declired. >> a lot of time spent on the issue of climate change in that speesh. was it a surprise to folks in the environmental community? >> i think they expected a shout out
. this is a major issue. we heard about this during the bush term but didn't come to fruition. obama promised in 2008 but didn't get to it. and one of the gang of eight said first american supported in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. thirdly, democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. so an interesting analysis of why it's coming to a head. >> the gang of eight, i love that they're calling them the gang of eight. >> their plan will be announced later today. >>> now to the latest on that terrible nightclub fire in brazil. investigators say most of the victims died from smoke inhalation as flames engulfed the club. the mayor has declared 30 days of mourning as families make burial arrangements. we spoke earlier to the bbc's julia carnero. >> reporter: lots of witnesses are speaking out about how it was a desperate situation for them trying to get out, not being able to see far because of the smoke, and on top of that, some witnesses have said that actually security guards stood in their way in the beginning, because there was lots of confusion. they didn't understan
of the start of his second term, president obama announced that he would spend this term at least in part on an issue commonly believed to be among the heaviest lifts in all of american politics. he said he would do something about gun violence. now the president can create certain changes by himself with his executive authority. he can make changes, not laws. he cannot change laws, but he can change things that the administration is responsible for itself. for big changes, though, for real reform, the president needs congress to pass new laws, and that's where the real political heavy lifting comes in. to do that political heavy lifting, the white house announced a new political strategy, or at least a new political tactic to try to get this done. the 2012 obama/biden reelection campaign would morph itself into an advocacy group, a powerful democratic grassroots activism machine. the old campaign would transfer to this new group its vast database of information about obama supporters, about voters. and then the new group would mobilize supporters to mobilize the president's agenda now, t
. if you complain, you get deported. a >> fernando garcia, one of the big issues and some of the differences between the senate proposal and president obama's presentation is -- and the devil in this will be in the details, what is after a decided in congress. but the senate version would require the certification that the border is secure before anybody could pass from contemporarily and the united states to being able to apply for permanent residency. i have been struck by the enormous expenditures already that the government is spending. i noted in my column this week, the federal government spent $18 billion last year on border security, which is more than the combined budgets of the fbi, marshals service, the secret service, the dea, the atf -- all of these other federal law- enforcement agencies. their total budgets for only $14 billion. we are spending a huge amount on border security already. your sense of what the president is saying on the other hand that he doesn't want to have this kind of certification, that he has already secured or wants to secure the border
." >> what was the break through the turning point for president clinton and president obama do you think? >> i think bill certainly worked very hard for the president in the '08 general election. he also consulted with the white house on some of the economic issues. and was very committed to you know, being as good of a supporter as he possibly could. and they just got to know each other more than they ever had before. i don't think there had been an opportunity for them to do that before this last four years. >> all started in that 2010. tuck see the rest of clinton's interview with andrea mitchell. nobody knows the clintons better than andrea mitchell at our network, andrea mitchell reports at 1:00. >> up next, senator lamar alexander will be here next to talk. plus, egypt is on the brink again two years after the fall of mubarak, the military chief of that country warns the civilian government could collapse. but first a look ahead. the president's schedule today. keep an eye out before our good friend telemundos, jose diaz-balart a sitdown with the president this afternoon. we'll hav
to help republicans? nah, i don't think so. all right, into that and a whole mess of other issues but first here we get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson standing by in our studios in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. today, president obama unveils his own new plan for immigration reform he's speaking in las vegas at 11:55 this morning and we're expecting this to be a more liberal plan than the blueprint the senate laid out yesterday. as bill mentioned a group of eight bipartisan senators have been work behind closed doors and finally released their new plan yesterday on capitol hill. some three basic bullet points from that plan, it would provide a path to probationary legal status for most of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants provided they do not have a criminal background. it would also call for a way to it's allow low-skilled immigrants like farm workers to enter the country but only when the economy is good and the details on how it would exactly go about that are still a bit fuzzy. it would call for a mandatory
. a graphical representation that is made to look deliberately complex in order to scare you about that issue. this is called the organizational chart of the house democrats' health plan, otherwise known as obama care. this was put together by the house republicans back in the health reform debate days. look how complicated. isn't it awful? let's add more boxes and lines to make it seem even worse and more alienating. when that version was not scary enough, house republicans later put out a second draft. look at this one. a second obama care scare chart, with i don't know, 50% more rationing zones or something. be afraid! here is another scare chart. this is america's strategy, supposedly for winning the war in afghanistan. any questions? this chart was not originally created for scare purposes i don't think, but it was circulated to have that political effect once it was dug up. these are scare charts. and pro-immigration reform groups have used this same scare chart tactic. look right here. this shows a map of the current legal path to immigration in this country. this is how you legally be
. president obama called for lawmakers to renew the ban after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut. senator feinstein says the issue is also very personal for her. remember, she became mayor of san francisco in 1978 after a gunman shot and killed the mayor at city hall. >> once you have been through one of these episodes, once yous like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons, i think. >> shepard: the assault weapons ban expired almost a decade ago and tonight a spokesman for the nra says there is no need to renew it because gun bans do not work. >>> shannon bream live in d.c what would this new bill do exactly. >> it would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns, along with a broader group of other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for classifying a firearm as an assault weapon. there would be numerous bans on various high capacity magazines and beefed up background checks on the sale and transfer of all assault weapons. vice president joe biden said today assault weapons aren't necessary for personal prote
, the tea party happened. people with even more extremist positions on several issues than the national rifle association. people flagrantly brandishing their second amendment rights at political events, specifically gun toting events for president obama, showing up in campaign events in new hampshire and elsewhere, with their guns on display. and it was the gun rights groups trying to out do the nra with more inflammatory retroactive, today, wayne lapierre and the nra were determined not to allow any gun rights fanatics to sound crazier than wayne lapierre. joining me now, msnbc's krystal ball, and krystal, it seems to me that the tea party has had its effect on the nra, nudging them even further into the crazy season. >> yes, it seems to be. the nra is an elitist group, sending out the anecdotes, what you heard gail trotter remark about, they questions their membership that obama and the democrats want to come for their guns. and that has worked for a long time. but what we're seeing now, i think what we're seeing today is the death of a caricature, that stuff worked for so long. but
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